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Community Enhancement Marketing Fund

Grants to North Dakota and Montana Nonprofits for
Community and Economic Development in the Williston Area

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City of Williston - STAR Fund Board

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Grants starting at $2,500 to Northwestern North Dakota and Northeastern Montana nonprofits and organizations for marketing and community programs that will enhance the quality of life in the Williston Trade Region. Programs should promote and enhance job development through the cultural, historical, recreational, educational, health/fitness, and social/ethnic activities in the area.

The grant monies may be used for capital improvements such as the purchase of land, buildings or equipment, annual or special events, and programs and operating expenses. The fund supports projects and activities that will attract visitors, permanent residents, new businesses, and company expansions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177391

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum amount that can be requested will be $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Funds are to be expensed within 12 months from receipt of Letter of Approval.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be accepted from communities within the Williston Trade Region and Organizations intending to operate in the Williston Trade Area.


1) Funds will be used to develop nonprofit organizations.

2) Organizations for profit will be considered for these funds only under the most unusual circumstances and only when it can be determined the venture meets the general purpose for which the fund was established.

3) No project shall be funded that violates any state, federal or constitutional provisions (i.e. equal access laws, discrimination on the basis of race, sex or religion, separation of church and state, etc.)

No project shall be financed from this fund which will allow it to unfairly compete with existing projects or organizations (profit or non-profit).

Restructuring existing debt generally will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017.

CE applications must show proof of matching funds.

Interviews with applicants will be scheduled for January 18, 2018; please mark your calendars. Phone interviews will not be accepted this year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Williston Economic Development
113 4th St. E
Williston, ND 58802-1306

Brenda Schmidt
Phone: 701-577-8110

Grant Coverage Areas:

Williston Trade Region

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana;   North Dakota